Pankaj Advani defends world billiards crown
Pankaj Advani: In the 150-up points format final, the Bengaluru boy was in a class of his own in the tournament held at Yangon’s Grand Mercure Centre. For the records, it was Advani’s 20th world title across all formats of cue sports and it comes just two weeks after his triumph in the Asian Snooker Tour’s second leg in Jinan, China.
The 33-year-old played flawless right throughout the tournament and the final was no different. He started with game winning break of 108. His break was replied by Nay Thway with a break of 147 to stay at par and the plot was the same in the next two frames.
Pankaj Advani wins the World #Billiards Championship 2018 (150Up). In final he defeated Nay Thway Oo from host nation Myanmar 6-2.
This is his 20th World title of his career in cuesports. pic.twitter.com/898nq5GURB
— IBSF (@ibsf) November 15, 2018
Though Nay Thway fought back well in sixth and seventh frames, Pankaj rallied with breaks of 141, 129, 145 and had an unfinished break of 151 to secure next four to settle things in his favour. Earlier in the semifinal, Advani knocked out former world champion David Causier 5-0 while Nay Thway had defeated multiple world champion Mike Russell 5-2.